A History
Polity Press
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. September 2016
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  • 378 Seiten
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978-0-7456-9093-3 (ISBN)
We live in an era dominated by terrorism but struggle to understand its meaning and the real nature of the threat. In this new edition of his widely acclaimed survey of the topic, Randall Law makes sense of the history of terrorism by examining it within its broad political, religious and social contexts and tracing its development from the ancient world to the 21st century. In Terrorism: A History, Law reveals how the very definition of the word has changed, how the tactics and strategies of terrorism have evolved, and how those who have used it adapted to revolutions in technology, communications, and political ideologies.
Terrorism: A History extensively covers such topics as jihadist violence, state terror, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Northern Ireland, anarcho-terrorism, and the Ku Klux Klan, plus lesser known movements in Uruguay and Algeria, as well as the pre-modern uses of terror in ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and the French Revolution.
This thoroughly revised edition features up-to-date analysis of:
· Al-Qaeda's affiliates and the "franchising" of jihadism
· "Lone wolf" violence in the United States and Europe
· Sri Lanka's victory over the Tamil Tigers
Other features include updated and expanded bibliographies in each chapter, more scholarly citations, and a new conclusion, making Terrorism: A History the go-to book for those wishing to understand the real nature and importance of this ubiquitous phenomenon.
2. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
John Wiley & Sons
  • 3,32 MB
978-0-7456-9093-3 (9780745690933)
0745690939 (0745690939)
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Randall D. Law is Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College.
1 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Ancient World
2 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Middle Ages
3 Terror and Tyrannicide in the Early Modern Era in Europe
4 The Dawn of Revolutionary Terrorism
5 Russian Revolutionary Terrorism
6 The Era of the European Attentat
7 Labor, Anarchy, and Terror in America
8 White Supremacy and American Racial Terrorism
9 The Dawn of Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism
10 The Era of State Terror
11 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the 1930s to the Early 1960s
12 Decolonization and Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism from the Late 1960s to the Present
13 The Era of Leftist and International Terrorism
14 The Rise of Jihadist Terrorism
15 Recent Non-Jihadist Terrorism
16 9/11, the War on Terror, and Recent Trends in Terrorism


647 BCE Assyrian Emperor Assurnasirpal II terrorizes the city of Susa 514 BCE Assassination of Athenian tyrant Hipparchus by Harmodius and Aristogeiton 63 BCE Catiline conspiracy 58 BCE Tribuneship of Clodius Pulcher 44 BCE Assassination of Julius Caesar by Roman senators 66-70 Jewish-Roman War 73 Fall of Masada 1090s First Assassin leader, Hassan-i Sabbah, seizes the castle of Alamut 1159 Publication of Policraticus (The Statesman's Book) by John of Salisbury 1256 Destruction of Alamut and Assassins by Mongols 1407 Assassination of Louis, the French Duke of Orléans 1532 Publication of The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 1605 Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes 1649 Execution of England's King Charles I 1793-4 Jacobins' Reign of Terror during the French Revolution 1795 First documented use of the word "terrorist," by Edmund Burke 1811-16 Luddite violence in England 1820s Carbonari uprisings in Italy, France, and Spain 1828 Publication of The Conspiracy of Equals by Filippo Buonarroti 1831 Nat Turner Revolt in Virginia 1849 Publication of "Murder" by Karl Heinzen 1849 Composer Richard Wagner declares desire to commit "artistic terrorism" 1850 Publication of History of Secret Societies in France by Lucien de la Hodde 1857 Carlo Pisacane introduces the term "propaganda of the deed" 1858 Assassination attempt on Napoleon III by Felice Orsini 1859 John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia 1860s Development of nitroglycerin by Alfred Nobel 1867 National organizational meeting of Ku Klux Klan 1869 Nechaev Affair and publication of Sergei Nechaev's The Catechism of the Revolutionist 1876-9 Execution of Molly Maguires 1877 End of US Reconstruction 1878 Assassination attempt on Teodor Trepov by Vera Zasulich 1879 Johann Most begins publishing Die Freiheit (Freedom) 1881 Assassination of Alexander II by the People's Will 1882 Phoenix Park murders committed by Irish National Invincibles 1885 Leopold II of Belgium establishes private state in Congo 1886 Haymarket Riot 1892-4 Bombings by François Claudius Ravachol, Émile Henry, and Auguste Vaillant 1893 Bombing of Barcelona's opera house by Santiago Salvador French 1901 Assassination of US President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz 1902-5 High-profile assassinations by Combat Organization of the Socialist Revolutionaries 1905-7 Russian Revolution of 1905 1907 Publication of The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad and The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton 1908 Alipore Bomb Conspiracy in India 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip 1915 Formation of second Ku Klux Klan 1916 Easter Uprising in Dublin, Ireland 1918-20 Russian Civil War and Red Terror 1919 Galleanists' bombing campaign 1920 Wall Street bombing 1920 IRA attacks on British during Black and Tan War 1928 Formation of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 1929 Attack on Indian Legislative Assembly by the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association 1933 Reichstag fire 1934 Assassination of Sergei Kirov by Leonid Nikolaev 1936-8 Great Terror and Stalinist Show Trials 1937 League of Nations issues Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism 1938 Irgun market bombings in Palestine 1938 Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) 1944 Assassination of Lord Moyne by LEHI agents 1946 Bombing of Jerusalem's King David Hotel by Irgun 1948 Formation of Israel, First Arab-Israeli War, and Arab Nakba 1948-60 Malayan Emergency 1953-9 Mau Mau Insurrection 1954-62 Algerian War of Independence 1955-9 Terrorist campaign of National Organization of Cypriot Fighters 1956-7 Battle of Algiers 1960-2 Terror campaign of Secret Army Organization in Algeria and France 1961 Publication of The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon 1963 Bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama 1966 Execution of Sayyid Qutb in Egypt 1967 Six Day War in Middle East 1968 First hijacking by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 1968-72 Urban guerrilla campaign of Tupamaros of Uruguay 1969 British troops return to Northern Ireland 1969 Publication of Mini-Manual of the Urban Guerrilla by Carlos Marighella 1969 Bombing of Milan's Piazza Fontana by Italian neo-fascists 1970 "Skyjack Sunday" staged by PFLP 1970 Bombings by the Weather Underground 1972 Provisional IRA detonates twenty-two bombs in Belfast 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre by Black September 1973 Assassination of Luis Carrero Blanco, prime minister of Spain, by ETA 1974 Robbery of Hibernia Bank by Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst 1975 Publication of The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey 1976 Anti-Castro terrorists bomb Cuban airliner 1977 German Autumn of Red Army Faction trial and terrorism 1978 Kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro by Red Brigades of Italy 1978 Publication of The Turner Diaries by William Pierce 1979 Iranian Revolution and start of Tehran hostage crisis 1979 Seizure of Grand Mosque of Mecca by Juhayman al-Utaybi and followers 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and beginning of mujahideen campaign 1980 Bombing of Bologna train station, Italy, by Armed Revolutionary Nuclei 1980-1 Hunger strike by Provisional IRA inmates 1980s Spain's "Dirty War" against ETA 1980s Argentine government and Triple-A "disappear" thousands 1981 Publication of The Terror Network by...

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